iMovie plugin that uses a picture to add color a clip
Version: 1.0Remember those old 'color tv' based on black and white screens with colored transparencies glued on top?
License: Free To Try $2.50
Operating System: Mac OS X
Color by picture takes a similar approach: it takes the contrast information (black and white) from the clip, but adds the color from a picture 'plastered' on top. For some uses (usually logos, watermarks, demonstrations, and very simply masking) this method is as effective as it was half a century ago.
Other than that it creates a nice, if sometimes disorienting effect as two sometimes radically different picture information sources are combined.
The Color by Picture plugin sports the usual live preview, the ability to use any picture source (including PDF) your mac understands, arbitrarily scale, size and position the picture, and the option to brighten the result.
Here are some key features of "Color by Picture":
· simple masking for b/w clips (black will always mask, white is always invisible)
· putting colorful over animated background (the logos themselves will still reflect the clip's contrast)
· focusing attention on parts of the clip (uses primarily in demonstration videos)
· stylistic effects
· 'shadow-casting' a clip over a static background.
· iMovie 4.x.